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Youth Club for 8 - 11 year olds

18 August 2014 at 13:55


Youth Club for 8 - 11 year olds

Mondays and Wednesdays

7pm - 8.15pm

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Advance notice Road Works - The Avenue (Hospital Bumpy Road)

11 September 2014 at 11:48

September & October

Work to repair and rebuild The Avenue - between the Lodge building and the Pumphouse Way roundabout – will commence middle of September.

Please be aware that this will mean occasional road closures and diversions.

The main construction works are subject to formal sign-off of planning conditions and technical design - which are being worked through over the next few weeks. In order to deliver the scheme in advance of the approaching poor weather season, enabling works are what will commence this week.

Over the next week, the geotechnical specialist will be digging large holes within the highway verge for the planned surface water soakaways. The works will generate some disruption to traffic e.g. temporary works traffic signals – but TW’s contractor will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum.

Subject to technical approvals from Hampshire County Council’s Highways department – who will adopt The Avenue/Park Prewett Road (this section) once completed – the main construction works are expected to start in October.

However, it is worth highlighting now that the rebuilding of the road will require temporary closure of the road to two way traffic – for all but buses and emergency vehicles. Access routes into and out of Basingstoke and Parklands Hospitals and St Michael’s Hospice will be maintained but there will inevitable be some diversion to normal routes e.g. no access heading west into Rooksdown.

Newbury Minibus Trip - Wednesday 24th September

18 August 2014 at 13:38

The next Minibus trip has been arranged for Wednesday 24th September.

We will be leaving the Community Centre at 10am and will return at between 1pm and 1.30pm.

For more information call 01256 869626

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Summer Streetz

22 July 2014 at 16:05

Free activities for young people aged 11 - 17

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

28th July - 29th August

Rooksdown Community Centre

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A340 Aldermaston Road Improvements - HCC Consultation

15 July 2014 at 16:05

 Phase One 2014 – 2015
·         A 20 mph speed limit zone with associated speed control measures in Rooksdown
·         Reconstruction and speed control measures on the Avenue from Rooksdown to Priestly Road

Phase Two 2015 – 2017
·         Install traffic light controls at the Lodge junction on the A340 Aldermaston Road
·         Increase capacity at the existing junction of Priestley road, Merton Rise with A340 and improve access from Priestly Road to Merton Rise.
·         Extend dualling of the A340 Aldermaston Road to The Lodge junction
·         Close the existing Priestly Road / Avenue junction to traffic
·         Improve pedestrian and cycle facilities

Phase Three 2015- 2017
·         Prevent general hospital traffic arriving or leaving via Rooksdown
·         Allow bus only access to and from the Hospital via Rooksdown
·         Allow all pedestrians and cyclists to move freely between the Hospital and Rooksdown
How can you let HCC know your views (consultation period 21st July – 26th September):
Email HCC at

What happens next?
Your views will be taken into consideration during the design process.
It is planned that delivery of the improvement scheme will begin in Autumn 2015

Join Rooksdown Football Club

23 May 2014 at 11:30

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